Liverpool and Manchester City had been close to agreeing a deal for centre back Daniel Agger and the clubs had agreed on a fee.

Agger however, has been reported to have stalled on contract talks with City, suggesting that the player may be content to stay with Liverpool.

The Danish International has been at Liverpool for 6 years since he was 21-years-old and is a devoted momber of the squad. He's appeared 170 times for the club and has scored 8 crucial goals from the back. The decision to re-think his options is because of his love for football and Liverpool Football Club. He is said not be un-concerned about the big money he is being offered by City and would rather play for his love of the game.

City manager Roberto Mancini wants Agger to bolster his own defence, that he see's as their weakest link. 27-year-old Agger has impressed City officials and has been the subject of a £18 million bid from the club, however Liverpool want around £25 million. Mancini wants more composure at the back and Agger is the perfect candidate being a great reader of the game and excellent on the ball.

Liverpool officials are keen to push the deal through and want to cash in on Agger, although new manager Brendan Rodgers is adament that he wants to keep the solid Danish defender. 

The two clubs were in talks regarding terms, but it is said that Agger is having second thoughts and is not fazed by the money that City are offering. 

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